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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
morning." >> mrs. obama give it to the most american movie, "zero dark thirty," wouldn't want to honor the movie that showed the killing of osama bin laden. her husband wants all the credit killing of osama bin laden. her husband wants all the credit for that. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." for the second time in a week, a giant winter storm is hammering the country. it's marching across missouri on its way to the east coast. it's already shutting down highways, airports, and schools in texas, oklahoma, and kansas. >> now the storm is blamed for at least two deaths. emily rittman from our kansas city affiliate, kctc, is in overland park, kansas. good morning. >> reporter: many people are already digging out of last week's snowstorm where a foot and a half of snow fell. and they are expecting much more today. they could see another foot here in kansas. the latest winter storm is unleashing blizzard conditions from texas to oklahoma and kansas. a system so powerful you can literally hear its fury. this was amarillo, texas, monday where howling winds whipped a
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
morning," former vice president dick cheney blasts and compliment president obama. >>> who will be the next pope? >>> and a nightmare at sea. thousands trapped in deplorable conditions aboard a stranded cruise liner. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this was not at all a surprise. >> the only real question was when. >> north korea defies the world with a third nuclear test. >> the miniaturized nuclear device. >> triggered a mild earthquake and even prompted the u.n. security council to call an emergency meeting for later this morning. >> president obama has joined international condemnation calling it a highly provacative act. >> the manhunt continues for a cop. >> video shows dorner two days before the killing spree buying scuba gear. >> police searched a hotel in mexico last night. no evidence was dorner was found. >> tonight president obama delivers his first state of the union address of his second term. >> i'm very, very concerned about what i see happening, charlie. >> you think that this president is weakening america? >
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is on assignment. president obama is warning about across-the-board budget cuts soon to kick in. he warns people will lose their jobs and services will be slashed. >> we are now nine days away from those deep automatic cuts. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. top congressional leaders say it's the president's fault and they don't want these cuts to happen even though some of their members do. the president says he doesn't want the cuts to happen either. today he sits down with local tv reporters to, as the white house official puts it, to turn up the pressure for republicans to compromise. with just over a week until the cuts take effect, the president's placing the blame for the sequester squarely at the doorstep of the republicans in congress. >> the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness. >> reporter: he'll hit the road to argue his case campaign stile regarding burgeoning budget cuts. he wants to close l
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
robe all day. >>> president obama will announce a year from today, the united states will have 34,000 fewer troops in afghanistan. >>> all that -- >> the westminster dog show is back. >> to keep mice from overrunning their mistress's boudoirs. >> top ten questions on the application to become a "sports illustrated" swimsuit model. >> how would brent musburger describe you. >> >> clint's son colin stole the show. >> colinkohl pope benedict xvi announced his resignation. >> what will he do for work? he could become the walmart greeter. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." north korea defied the country again, the foreign ministry is threatening measures of greater ear intensity. >> bill plante confirmed president obama will discuss the during nuclear test during his state ofnion add the union tonight, the president will say it merely isolates north korea even more.t the north says it tested a de lighter miniaturized nuclear device underground. margaret brennan is in washington good morning. >> reporter: the u.n. security council is meeting now and is expected to a
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
there. >> the president of the united states. >> president obama delivered his fifth state of the union address. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep continuing biz interest drifting from one manufacturer to the next. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserved a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> senator marco rubio gave the republican response. >> nothing has frustrated me more than that. >> he was a little tense nervous drinking water through his speech. >> i thought a light was about to fall on him. >> he's thankful for their loving friends. >>> towing the cruise ship to alabama. >> flooding raw sewage. >> all that -- >> the show winner the affenpinscher affenpinscher. >> how about that? stone faced. >> he just pulled off a back flip as the snow is taking him down that mountain. >> -- and all that matters. >> the ceo of apple sat with michelle obama. you can't sit close to your wife surrounded by nurds. >> i literally couldn't move my legs. they had to pick me up and put them into my next outfit. >> now there's a job. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning."
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante thanks. cbs new
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position. as a senator and presidential candidate he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation of torture of suspects. >> this administration is acting like violence is a way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the white house administration is being criticized for doing something outside the law. >> we have something that even president bush didn't do, which is the order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: in a written response, they're constantly redefining its standards and he doesn't believe new legislation is necessary. the white house has been under a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans and this release seems to be time to avoid an embarrassing holdup of brennan's nomination. >>> senior security analyst juan zarate working during the administration of president bush. what's the hardest question brennan will get
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST
the united states, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a show that promised surprises, this one was the biggest. >> i am so honored to help introduce this year's nominees for best picture. >> reporter: the envelope with the winning name was not in hollywood, it was handed to michelle obama in the white house. >> "argo." >> reporter: "argo" won the grand prize even though ben affleck wasn't even nominated for best director. he did get an oscar as the producer of the film. >> i was sort of hallucinating when that was happening. i was just asking these two guys outside, was that michelle obama? >> reporter: 22-year-old jennifer lawrence had a very unscripted moment on her way to collecting her oscar for best actress. her fall brought the audience to its feet. >> what went through my mind when i fell down? a bad word that i can't say. that starts with "s." >> and the quest to make tommy lee jones laugh begins now. >> reporter: oscars host seth mack far lane got plenty of laughs on stage but was also widely panned on twitter for what some considered tasteless humor. >> the actor who really g
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
immigration after a copy of president obama's plan is leaked. >>> tens of thousands visit the vatican to say good-bye to the pope. >>> more meteor sightings over the weekend and we'll show you why your 401(k) may not be the safety net you were counting on. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the president laid out just last week that we will be prepared with our own plans if these ongoing attacks with republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> the white house keeps immigration reform on track. >> immigration reform is drawing sharp criticism. >> it undermines a group of senators drafting their own plan. >> if the president proposes legislation, do you think it will fail? >> of course. >> country sing erminedy mccready is dead at 37. reports indicate she committed suicide to a gunshot to her head. >> she was a lovely woman. we have lost her, and it didn't have to go down like this. >>> blizzard-like conditions and freezing weather from maine all the way down to florida. >> it's not enough to tell you the truth.
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
hill defense secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey s
CBS
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
graham will hold up the nominations. >> until president obama talks about the benghazi attack. >> i'm not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it. >>> thousands of people are stranded after an engine fire left the carnival triumph without electricity in the gulf of mexico. >> all that -- >> and the grammy goes to "we are young." >> everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young. >> and the grammy goes to mumford & sons. >> and you can see, i read the memo. >> -- and all that matters -- >> john kerry becoming secretary of state is a sign of strength. >> senator hagel. >> senator hagel. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> we're bringing in a highly trained team profession alg body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they look nothing like me. >> well neither are you, homey. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi says he will resign at the end of the month. the bombshell announcement affects more than 1 billion catholics around the world. >> the 85-year-old pope revealed his decision this morning
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Feb 23, 2013 8:00am EST
. president obama's key argument is it will cost jobs and hurt the recover i economy. >> my hope is we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> reporter: the president has spend part of the last nine days appearing with the schoolchildren who could lose their teachers and with the first first responders who say they could lose their jobs if the spending money supporting them is cut across the board. i've been very clear that these kinds of arbitrary automatic cuts would have an adverse impact on family on teachers on parents who are reliant on head start programs on our military readiness, on medical health services medical research. this is not a smart way to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: but they point out the cuts will be gradual and very few policemen are paid with federal money. >> it's untrue unfair dishonest, disingenuous. he puts law enforcement -- he puts firemen and policemen who 98% of them are being paid for with your local taxes and says you're going to lose your local policemen because of this. it's not true. >> and yet furloughs in
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
you. >>> cbs sports reporter scott pelley has a live interview with president obama tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. eastern time 1:30 pacific during the super bowl today. >>> on wall street the dow jones industrial average topped 14,000 yesterday thanks to strong job growth and positive numbers in housing and manufacturing. the dow added 149 points to close above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. it has been a quick climb since 2009 when the dow fell to a 12-year low, 6,547. >>> gas prices are also on the rise. the aaa nationalage is $3.46. that's a jump of 13 cents in a week. ben tracy takes a look at the spike and how it's spread. >> reporter: the price at the pump has risen 29 cents. the average price for regular is $3.92. >> we know there was a wholesale spike of about 50 cents last week, and so the market has to absorb that cost in some way. >> reporter: oil companies say it's a supply issue. some area refineries are shut down for maintenance, while others are switching from the winter blend of gasoline to the more expensive summer blend. it could affect the gass price
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
republican? >> how do you know i'm not? >> because obama appointed you. [ applause ] >> i made jokes about you, but -- [ laughter ] >> and all that matters -- >> the public records indicate superdome officials were worry good a possible blackout months before the super bowl. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the heart of the new orleans' party, even the football stadiums black out. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we are learning new details about the end of an alabama hostage drama. fbi agents raided an underground bunker yesterday, shooting and killing the captor. >> the 5-year-old boy, ethan, is said to be okay. officials said they had to move in because the kidnapper was growing distraught. we have more from mark straso n strassma strassmann. >> reporter: ethan is waking up with his parents for the first time in a week. investigators processing the crime scene. this seven-day standoff ended as violently as it began -- with a gunshot. >> poor boy. a very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. it's by the grace of god he's okay. >> reporter: ethan had spent seven
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
ads. >> right before president obama sat down with cbs's scott pelley for an exclusive interview. he talked about the economy shrinking and the last quarter of 2012. >> i don't think the question is about raising rates. the question is if we can reduce the deficit, can we combine some spending cuts because there's still waste in government, can we reform our health care because we spend more than eany other country. there's ways to reduce health care costs. and can we close loopholes and deductions that folks that are well connected and have a lot of accountants and lawyers can take advantage of, can we close some of those loopholes. if you combine those things together, then we cannot only reduce our deficit but we can continue to invest in things like education and research and development that's going to help us grow. washington cannot continually operate under a cloud of crisis. that freezes up consumers, it gets businesses worried. we can't afford these self-inflicted wounds. and there's a way for us to resolve these budget problems in a responsible way through a balanced ap
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
clunky term "obama-quester" to describe the looming cuts in an attempt to pin the blame on the president. >> i call on the democrats to show us their plan to stop the sequester from going into effect. >> reporter: house republicans passed their own plan last year but the president panned it. >> they made bigger cuts to things like education and job training medicare and social security benefits, that idea is even worse. >> reporter: millionaires just saw their taxes go up two months ago, when they lost their bush era tax cuts and house speaker john boehner has been telling us all week the president got his revenue then. he's not getting any more. ra and j.b. these two sides have to start dealing if they want to avert the deadline which is just two weeks away and congress isn't even in session next week. >> wow, nancy cordes thank you. also cbs news political director john dickerson, i'm glad you're here this morning. nancy has all this great reporting. now the democrats have a plan. the plan includes the buffett rule which has already failed more taxes on millionaires. is that going to g
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am PST
at a firn tour store. >> on "cbs this morning." >> did mrs. obama give it to the most american movie "zero dark thirty" wouldn't want to honor the movie that killed bin laden, her husband has to get all the credit for that. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," for the second time in a week a giant winter storm is hammering the middle of the country. the storm is marching across missouri this morning on its way to the east coast. it's already shutting down highways airports and schools in texas, oklahoma and kansas. >>> and now the storm is blamed for at least two deaths. emily rittman is from kctv in overland park, kansas. good morning. >> reporter: many in the state are trying to dig out from last week's storm that dumped out about a foot and a half of snow. it's possible we could see another foot of fresh snow. the latest winter storm is unleashing blizzard conditions from texas to oklahoma and kansas, a system so powerful you can literally hear its fury. this was amarillo texas, monday, where howling winds whipped around more than a foot and a half of snow creating five-foot snow dr
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
colorado. >>> all that -- >> the second obama term is starting out with bangor two. >> michelle obama's formal portrait. >> a former senator now admitting he had a secret love child with the daughter of another former senator. >> when did the senate become "the jerry springer show?" when did that happen? >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> a woman called 911 because she needed cigarettes. >> hello. i need some cigarettes. >> you don't see me calling 911 because i ran out of jokes. not anymore, anyway. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." a storm is threatening nearly 30 million people in the midwest. it could be the worst weather to hit the region in 20 years. there are white outconditions. people in kansas are being urged to stay off the road. one person has been killed in a storm related crash in oklahoma. in the west it snowed in tucson, arizona. look at this. the world golf championship was suspended. blizzard warnings were posted in parts of arizona. >> we have a big mess in the midwest as you have been alluding to. here's what it looks like on the radar this mor
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
states. >> president obama delivered his fifth state of the union address. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. >> what president obama said about guns is what's probably going to be most remembered from the speech. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> senator marco rubio gave the republican response. >> nothing has frustrated me more than false crisis like the one the president laid out. >> he was a little nervous and tense. >> i thought there was a light on him or something. >>> the first public appearance of the pope since he announced his resignation monday and he thanks all for their love and prayers. >>> tugs are towing the disabled carnival cruiseship to atlanta. >> there's raw sewage. >> all that. >> best in show winner, the affenpinscher affenpinscher. banana joe. >> banana joe how about that? look at him. stone faced, he's got it down. >> he just pulls off a back flip as the snow encasing him down that mountain. >>> the ceo of
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
process. president obama's newly appointed chief of staff said sunday that the white house is working on a plan of its own to deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country illegally but that it hopes not to need it. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. there's no evidence they've broken down yet. we're continuing to support that. >> reporter: but the leaked document angered some congressional republicans who accuse the white house of attempting to score political points with a potent issue. >> look, the questions that we always have to ask ourselves, particularly with this white house, is the president looking for a partisan advantage, or is he looking for a bipartisan law? >> reporter: white house officials tell cbs news that is not their intent and that the plan leaked to "usa today" represents only draft options and not a final prukoduct. republican marco rubio, one of the leaders of a bipartisan group of senators working on immigration policy blasted the white house draft, call
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am EST
name. >> live from the white house, the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a show that promised surprises, this one was the biggest. >> i am so honored to help introduce this year's nominees for best picture. >> reporter: the envelope was the winning name was not in hollywood. it was handed to michelle obama in the white house. >> "argo." >> reporter: "argo" won the grand prize even though ben affleck was nominated for best director. >> i was sort of hallucinating. honestly i was just asking these guys outside, was that michelle obama. >> reporter: 22-year-old jennifer lawrence had a very unscripted moment on her way to collecting her oscar for best actress actress. her fall had the audience on its feet. >> what was i thinking when i got up? a bad word i can't say that starts with "f." >> and if question that begins with tommy lee jones begins now. >> reporter: oscars host seth mcfarland got plenty of laughs on stage but was on twitter. >> the actor who got inside his head was john will booth. >> reporter: the show itself seemed more about music than mov
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
. president obama called republican leaders yesterday, bill plante is at the white house, bill good morning. >> good morning and good morning out west. that's right first high level contact no progress to report. an hour from now the president meets with democratic governors, the prevailing sentiment is probably what he's going to tell them that republicans will find it politically impossible to make it any kind of a deal. and the funding cuts gethit just one week from today. with the pentagon and other departments already in crisis mode, the white house oannounced thursday the president phoned mitch mcconnell and house speaker john boehner but deliberately avoided saying more. was it simply to restate his position or to reach out to them in the interests of compromise? >> the president spoke with senator mcconnell and the speaker. i have no content to read out to you of those conversations. >> reporter: the two republican leaders pointed out this was the first time the president has reached out to them on the topic of the automatic cuts in two months since the end of 2012. the sequ
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
about the obama administration's response to syria's civil war. defense secretary leon panetta revealed for the first time that president obama was the one who blocked a plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was developed last year by then cia director david petraeus and backed by penalty gone leaders and then secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts about which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during the senate hearing on libya. they had tough questions for panetta. he related he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead. it also explained why war plains weren't sent. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. panetta says the reason planes were not sent is because it came in two waves. after the first wave ended, they all thought it was over. plus, he said, there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy nilly send f-16s there and blow up the place without knowing what's taking pla
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
." >> did you see pictures of president obama playing golf this past weekend with tiger woods? neither did we. >> i don't understand what the outrage is. you want to watch him shank and slice? >> you know you have a good marriage when you say, sure honey, go have a guys' weekend with tiger woods in florida. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." nora o'donnell is on assignment. we've learned new details about what motivated adam lanza to go on a shooting spree last december in newtown, connecticut. >> the rampage at the sandy hook loophole elementary school killed 20 students and six faculty members. we have more. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement sources tell cbs news that adam lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong personal desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer. sources say adam lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with anders breivik, a norwegian man who killed 77 people in july 2011. breivik set off a bomb in downtown oslo killing eight people, then moved to a nearby island where he hunted down and fata
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
lindsey graham has said he will hold up the confirmation of president obama's nominees at the pentagon and the cia. >> until the president provides more information on the benghazi terror attack. >> this is a national security issue of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it. >>> thousands of people stranded after an engine fire left the carnival ship triumph stranded in the gulf of mexico. >>> and the grammy goes to "we are young." >> everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young. >> the grammy goes to "babel." >> as you can see, i read the memo. >> and all that matters. >>> john kerry can aboutingbecoming secretary of state is a sign of strength for this administration is being celebrated all over the world. >> senator hagel? >> nor hagel. sorry. >> as head of your security, we're bringing in a highly trained team of professional body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they're not fooling anybody. >> well, neither are you, homey. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping in the w
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
worst super bowl ads. >>> right before the super bowl president obama sat down with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pely about an exclusive interview. he was asked about the economy shrinking in the last quarter of 2012. >> i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is if we're going to be serious about reducing our deficit, can we combine some smart spending cuts because there's still some waste in government. can we reform our health care programs in particular because we spend a lot more on health care than every other country does, and we don't get better outcomes. there's a lot of waste in the system. there are things we can do to reduce health care costs. and can we close some loopholes and deductions that folks who are well connected and have a lot of accountants and lawyers can take advantage of. they end up paying lower rates than a bus driver or a cop. can we close some of those loopholes? if you combine those things together, then we can not only reduce our deficit, but we can continue to invest in things like education and research and developmen
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
. thanks so much. >>> the debate over obama administration's use of unmanned drone craft striking americans was front and center this week on capitol hill. senators grilled cia director nominee john brennan about the program. but what's the view on the ground? cristhristopher smith a an adjunct professor and recently from a fact-fining mission in yemen. good morning, christopher. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> what's the attitude about these strikes? is there a revulsion about them? a political problem? how do they feel? >> there's a major political problem, and the political problem is generalized political anger and resentment. it's not the droens in particular. it's the fact that the united states and saudi arabia have intervened in yemen. and the if you look at the the arab spring, they see that as foreign countries interfering with their ability to make their own decisions about their country's future. >> to what tee degreedegree is it becoming a recruitment tool for al qaeda? >> we presume that the drone strikes bring resent meant and that brings more into al qaeda. i inter
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
us the hell alone. >> why aren't you a republican? >> how do you know i'm not? >> because obama appointed you. >> i've made jokes about you but -- >> and all that the mares. >> the public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. >> on "cbs this morning." zbles that he how hard the city of new orleans parties, even their football stadiums blackout. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we are learning new details about the end of an alabama hostage drama. fbi agents raided an underground bunker yesterday shooting and killing the kidnaper. >> the captive a five-year-old boy ethan is said to be okay. they had to move in because the kidnaper was growing desperate. mark strassmann good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. ethan is waking up with his mother for a first time in the week but bomb technicians spent time in the bunker processing the crime scene and looking for improvised explosives. it began asended as violently as it began with a gunshot. >> he's a special child. by th
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am EST
while his running coach says he could be back to training. president obama called republican leaders yesterday. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. first high-level contact but no reported progress. congress will be back to work on monday, but there's a sense here at the white house that the white house will find it politically impossible to make any kind of deal. it will mean trimming across the board. with the pentagon and other departments already in crisis mode, the white house announced thursday that he had phoned them but wouldn't state more. was it to reach out for a decision or to reach out in order to compromise? >> the president shoek with senator mcconnell and the speaker. i have no content to read out to you. the two republican leaders pointed out this was the first time they reached out in ought mat imcuts in 2012. it will mean $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts. thursday president obama argued to friendly radio hosts that they're standing in his way for the wrong reasons. >> their basic view is nothing is i
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Feb 28, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> ladies and gentlemen, the statue of rosa parks. >> reporter: on wednesday mr. obama talked briefly with both republican leaders during a ceremony unveiling a statue of rosa parks on capitol hill. caught in this photo, it's the first time they met in face to face since december. in a last-ditch scramble democrats and republicans in the senate have crafted legislation to avoid the cuts but both bills are expected to die later today. >> when they put forward gimmicks instead of negotiating serious spending cut solutions, americans feel like they're not being listened to. >> reporter: dire warnings from agencies and departments about the negative effects of the sequester have continued, but republicans question whether the warnings are justified. last sunday on cbs' "face the nation" education secretary arne duncan said this -- >> there are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices, they can't come back this fall. >> reporter: but when pressed wednesday during a meeting duncan conceded he knew only one county nationwide whether there have been notices and --
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
, it's the president's fault, not theirs. in response to mr. obama's remarks tuesday, house speaker john boehner said the president offered no credible plan that can pass congress only more calls for higher taxes. but within boehner's own party, there is disagreement on whether the sequester is a danger or a silver lining. >> not only should the sequester stand, many pundits say the sequester's far short, that we need $4 trillion in cuts. >> reporter: and as washington argues over whose fault the cuts will be if they happen, nearby local governments, home to federal workers and contractors, worry that massive layoffs would cripple their economies. >> we don't need to wait to see the white in their eyes to start responding because of the potential that we see. this challenge is real and real right now. >> with the deadline still nine days away there's a lot of posturing going on and no sign anyone is trying to make a deal. officials tell us there are no secret negotiations under way. one reason for that the obama administration thinks it is winning this debate and public pressure will for
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
official white house portrait of first lady michelle obama. >> if we could put eye lashes on you you'd look so sexy. >> it feels so right to me. >> a former senator now admitting he had a secret love child with the daughter of another former senator. >> when did the senate become "the jerry springer show." >> on "cbs this morning." >> a woman called 911 and because she ran out of cigarettes. >> hello? >> hello, i need some cigarettes. >> you don't see me calling 911 because i run out of jokes do you? not anymore, anyway. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." dangerous storm is threatening more than 30 million people in the midwest. it could be the worst weather to hit the region in two years, already there are near whiteout conditions in colorado one of 18 states under a winter storm warning or advisory. >>> people in kansas are being urged to stay off the roads. state offices have been closed until tomorrow morning. one person has been killed in a storm-related crash in oklahoma. to the west, it snowed in tucson, arizona. look at this the world golf championship match play tournament was
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Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
favor of president obama's pick to lead the pentagon. it comes days before billions of budget cuts are set to hit the military. he spent weeks battling members of his own party. in the end only four republicans ended up voting for hagel. >>> for the first time the obama administration is said to be providing direct aid to rebels in syria. the civil war killed nearly 70,000 people. clarissa ward what kind of aid are we talking about? >> the administration is looking at providing rebels fighting on the ground inside syria with non-lethal support. that might mean military training for the rebels t might mean training to help the rebels prepare to deal with some kind of a possible chemical attack. it might mean providing them with body armor or armored cars. margaret brennan was able to ask secretary of state john kerry about the possible shift at a press conference in paris. >> is the u.s. willing to directly aid the fighters on the ground and is that enough to change assad's administration? >> he needs to know that he can't shoot his bayway out of this and so we need to convince him of t
CBS
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
-- with all the questions about -- and especially with, you know, barack obama saying he'd have questions about whether his son would play if he had a son. so plenty to talk to the commissioner about. it's great to be in new orleans, let me also say that. >> great to have you. >> your kind of town. >> thank you, bob. >>> at the senate hearing hagel addressed the computer hacking. two major newspapers say chinese hackers infiltrated their computers for the last several months. >>> meanwhile pentagon officials are looking at a big change in how they fight tearer. bob orr is in washington. >> those attacks are part of the broader campaign by foreign cyber spies to hack computer systems inside the u.s. officials warn more are inevitable as cyber attacks are ga greater now. to government sponsored hackers inside china. chinese officials denied the allegations calling them not professional and groundless but both papers say there is evidence hackers stole reporters' passwords and attempted to monitor governments of the papers. state-sponsored spies, mostly from china, every day infilt
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
" says the u.s. will not provide combat support to the fight against muslim militants in mali. obama administration officials say france will lead the fight in mali. right now u.s. provides intelligence, transportation and diplomatic support. >> "the washington times" says the u.s. is looking for six places to test drone aircraft that could eventually be used in this country. 30 states say they are interested. the unmanned sky planes are expected to enter u.s. air space on a large scale by 2015. >> the "wall street journal" looks at the racial gap when it comes to sentencing african-american men to prison. the u.s. sentencing commission found sentences for black men were nearly 20% longer than those for white men convicted ovicted of similar crimes. >> "the new york times" says berkshire hathaway and 3g take over heinz, the maker of heinz ketchup. >> and "the washington post" looks at how fish behave on medication. new study finds perch that were exposed to anxiety drugs displayed anti-social behavior. researchers want to understand the environmental impact of >>> all right. we have
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
economy would grow 1.4%. >>> republicans say president obama's latest offer is nothing new and means higher taxes. the president believes the cuts would hurt the economy and he's willing to settle for a short term fix. >> if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package f they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months until congress finds a way. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington, john good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> another deadline in washington, another proposal for a short term fix without any specifics about how to do it and a bunch of people, thousands of people facing job losses. is this about the president trying to gain the political upper hand? >> you sound tired of these skirmishes norah? they've been going on two years this is chapter 87 in a dreary book. this is both sides trying to gain leverage. they'r
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